Simone Barraco

I do what I love, every day

Simone Barraco jumping
© Olaf Pignataro/Red Bull Content Pool

Hi, my name is Simone Barraco. My discipline is BMX Street. My friends call me Kid. I was born on 8 July 1991 in Genoa, Italy. My philosophy of life is “enjoy it”. The most important person in my life is my family. My favourite food is my grandmother’s food.


Born in 1991 in Genoa, Italy, Simone discovered his passion for bikes at the age of three, but he took up a career as a gymnast until the age of 14.

“Mat Hoffman's Pro BMX 2 for PlayStation 1, that's what got me into riding,” Simone says. Then he bought his first BMX and it was “love at first sight”... not only did he discover a natural passion for bikes, but also a sense of freedom he had never experienced before.

After just a year, Simone rode in his first competition and now he is one of the most recognisable European riders on the world scene.

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Career Highlights

  1. 2015
    1. Video Series: Red Bull Design Quest


  2. 2014
    1. 3rd Place: Munich MASH

      Munich, Germany

  3. 2013
    1. 6th Place: Texas Toast - Street

      Austin, Texas, USA

    2. 12th Place: Simple Session

      Tallinn, Estonia

  4. 2012
    1. 13th Place: Simple Session

      Tallinn, Estonia

  5. 2011
    1. 6th Place: VANS rebeljam

      Eindhoven, Netherlands

  6. 2010
    1. 4th Place: VANS rebeljam (Style Award)

      Portimão, Portugal

    2. 1st Place: Street Heroes